May 17, 2017

DIY [Almost] Barnwood Wall

This tutorial is to help you turn a boring corner of your home into an amazing rustic, barnwood wall. You only need inexpensive, raw cedar from any big box store and we'll turn it into a weathered looking ones. These boards cost 2 bucks each, so you can do this wall for $150, including stain!



1.]  SAND: If your wood is rough, like these fence posts, jump to number 2!] When the wood is smooth, you should sand it to open up the wood and help it accept the stain. Just sand it with a low grit sandpaper like 80 grit and a palm sander. 

2.] STAIN: When the wood is stripped down to raw wood, you can use an atomized gun to apply your stain. First, pour it through a strainer and then you can pour it into your atomized gun. You'll want to spray it on the wood in overlapping motions, making sure to drench the wood.

3.] For stain we choose SALVAGE stain from Weatherwood. This will give you a light weathered look, light grays and warm tones.  The wood will dry in about 30 minutes, see in the videos below.

4.] OPTIONAL LIGHTEN or DARKEN: Depending on the look you're after, you can lighten or darken the stained wood with Maintenance Oils. Apply White Maintenance Oil to add the look of patina to the wood. It's a wipe on and wipe off application. 

4.] APPLY: If you need instructions on applying wood to a wall or ceiling, check out this tutorial on installing DIY Barnwood Shiplap Wall.

5.] SEAL: For a ceiling, the wood doesn't need to be top-coated. For walls, it's up to you. If you want it to stay perfect, use our Varnish Topcoats. 

Didn't the ceiling turn out dreamy? I hope to see some photos when the rest of the space is complete. It's going to be amaze balls! If you have any  questions, leave'm in the comments below. 

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